The Oakland Raiders may do with Khalil Mack what the Denver Broncos didn’t even consider to do with Von Miller. Trade him. The asking price is reportedly two first-round picks minimum, which is more than fair for one of the NFL’s premier edge rushers.
“Reggie McKenzie has had multiple offers to him -- a first-round pick and another high pick,” NFL Network’s TomPelissero said on Total Access Live. “I’ve been told he’s been offered a player for Khalil Mack. To this point, none of that has gotten anywhere. So what people around the league believe is that to even start the conversation, you’re talking about having to offer two first-round picks on top of needing to give [Mack] a top-of-market, $20 million-plus per year contract.”
This looks eerily like the situation the Broncos faced when Josh McDaniels was a new head coach and quarterback Jay Cutler was disgruntled and wanted out. The Broncos got two first-round picks there too and while Mack isn’t a quarterback he is significantly better than any player put on the trade block in a very long time.
The Raiders will get the offer they are looking for and they’ll end up a much worse team than they were before Jon Gruden took over.
So get your champagne glasses ready, Denver. It’ll soon be time to celebrate the re-downfall of the Raiders.